March 8, 2022

Episode 58: Kate Gates and Running an Outdoor Adventure Camp

On this episode: Brisket, woolly adelgids, and summer camp for adults. In our second Women’s History Month podcast episode, we talk with Kate Gates, co-owner of the Mulberry Gap Adventure Basecamp in the southern Appalachian foothills of north Georgia.

Show Notes

  • 00:40 – Introducing Kate of Mulberry Gap Adventure Basecamp
  • 03:50 – A bit about Mulberry Gap
  • 06:05 – Let’s talk about the food (and brisket)
  • 10:05 – Why Mulberry Gap is perfect for mountain bikers (and other outdoor adventurers)
  • 21:05 – The growth of mountain biking and bikepacking in the south
  • 28:00 – Outdoor adventures available in the area
  • 29:23 – The summer camp experience
  • 33:15 – What it’s like living where you work
  • 40:40 – How the property has evolved over the years
  • 44:30 – Wildlife in the area
  • 46:45 – The woolly adelgid
  • 51:39 – Wrap-up

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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